Waste Today

How Toronto is minimizing its footprint through landfill gas collection

Por ProteGEEr, publicado em 11.02.19, última modificação em 19.02.19
How Toronto is minimizing its footprint through landfill gas collection

Credits: Waste Today

Landfills are a cost-effective solution for dealing with municipal solid waste (MSW). However, the liquid and gas byproducts generated at these dump sites must be painstakingly monitored to ensure that harm to the environment is minimized. Landfill gas (LFG), which is a natural emission stemming from the decomposition of organic landfill waste, consists of approximately half methane and half carbon dioxide (CO2). Together, these landfill-generated gases are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the world.

While the city of Toronto emphasizes a comprehensive integrated waste management strategy that prioritizes waste reduction, reuse and diversion, minimizing the footprint of its Green Lane Landfill is top of mind for operators.

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